Free beer at brewery open day

MD Guy Newell(right) and Sales Director Martin Love.

MD Guy Newell(right) and Sales Director Martin Love. - Credit: Archant

ABOUT 1,000 people enjoyed sampling great local beer, food and music as a popular brewery opened its doors to thank loyal customers for their support.

Butcombe Brewery held an open day and festival on Saturday, keeping a tradition going that stretches back eight years. Tours of the brewery were organised alongside other events with the free beer, unsurprisingly, flowing well.

Butcombe’s Tom Newell said the day went ‘brilliantly’ and said the event’s popularity meant the firm chooses not to advertise it too widely - in case too many people turn up.

He said: “It’s a thank you really to the village of Wrington, and the surrounding villages, and to all Butcombe drinkers in the local area.”

Those who visited the brewery saw The Mendip Morris Men perform, could have a ride on a tractor, taste food from the nearby Story Meat Company and sample Butcombe’s new Haka beer, which is soon to hit pubs nationwide.

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